Use this book to find the best state, selective or private school for your child, to play the system successfully, and sail over the hurdles of entrance examinations, interviews or complicated catchment areas.
Is this the right book for me?
Whether you are contemplating private education or trying to secure a place in the best local school, this book will give you proven strategies for success. This book will help you pick a school in which your child will flourish, and give you the full low-down on how to play the system to secure your child's place. If your child faces an entrance exam or interview there is a thorough guide to tuition, coaching and performance; and, should you need it, there is a comprehensive guide to making a successful appeal.
Get Your Child into the School You Want includes:
Chapter 1: Getting started
Chapter 2: Understanding the different types of secondary schools
Chapter 3: How to shortlist the right school for your child
Chapter 4: How to fill in the application forms successfully
Chapter 5: How to help your child pass the examinations
Chapter 6: Success at school interviews
Chapter 7: Results
Chapter 8: How to appeal
Chapter 9: Advice for children with special education needs
Chapter 10: How to prepare your child for secondary school
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One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Katie Krais is director of the Surviving School Transfer consultancy and has helped countless parents win a place in the school of their choice. She is a qualified primary school teacher with over 13 years' experience of both teaching and senior management in the state school system.